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Putnam, George Palmer, 1887-1950


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    • found: Earhart, A. Last flight, 1988:CIP t.p. (George Palmer Putnam)
    • found: LC manual cat.(hdg.: Putnam, George Palmer, 1887-1950)
    • found: The smiting of the rock, c1918:t.p. (Palmer Bend (George Palmer Putnam))
    • found: Harrison Williams collection on expeditions of William Beebe and George P. Putnam, 1922-1937:finding aid (George P. Putnam (1887-1950), was a well-known New York publisher, author and explorer. In 1926, Putnam and noted Arctic explorer Captain Bob Bartlett led an expedition to Northwest Greenland sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History and supported by the patronage of Harrison Williams. In addition to his success in the publishing world, Putnam is remembered for being the husband of aviatrix Amelia Earhart.)
    • found: Wikipedia, September 21, 2017:George P. Putnam (George Palmer Putnam (September 7, 1887-January 4, 1950) was an American publisher, author and explorer. Known for his marriage to (and being the widower of) Amelia Earhart. He was born in Rye, New York. For a time he lived in Bend, Oregon, where Putnam served a mayor from 1912 to 1913. Later, George moved to the East Coast and entered the family publishing business in New York City. In 1926, under the sponsorship of the American Museum of Natural History, he led an expedition to the Arctic, up the west coast of Greenland. The following year he headed another expedition for the American Geographical Society to collect wildlife specimens on Baffin Island. In 1930, the various Putnam heirs voted to merge the family's publishing firm with Minton, Balch & Co. George P. Putnam resigned from his position as secretary of G. P. Putnam's Sons and joined New York publishers Brewer & Warren as vice president. In 1938, Putnam set up a new publishing company in California, George Palmer Putnam, Inc. He authored several books including In the Oregon Country : out-doors in Oregon, Washington, and California, together with some legendary lore, and glimpses of the modern West in the making (1915); Hot oil (1935); Soaring wings : a biography of Amelia Earhart (1939); Wide margins (1942 autobiography); Death Valley and its country (1946); Death Valley handbook (1947); and Hickory Shirt (1948). He died in Trona, California.)
    • found: Carty, T. J. A dictionary of literary pseudonyms in the English language, 2015:p. 688 (Putnam, George Palmer (1887-1950, US publisher and writer) [pseudonym] Palmer Bend (The smiting of the rock))
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